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comment What is a “non-theistic” Christian?
So it'll be like jewish reconstructionist then?
Dec
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comment Why was Jesus able to silence his critics simply by pointing out that the Messiah was both Lord *and* son?
+1 The Lord said to my Lord. Who is this "my Lord?" Got to ask the jews and get tons of downvotes there :)
Dec
14
comment Can an atheist go to heaven?
+1. This seems to be pretty clear cut. Those who show mercy to those who are in need are the one going to heaven irrelevant of faith. However, there is a point where if you do it for the least of my brothers and sisters. So it seems faith does play. Still, if going to heaven is based on believing Jesus is God or not, then this he would have said that in some way that's more plain. Things like, "Believe I am God or get tortured in hell forever".
Dec
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comment Can an atheist go to heaven?
But Moses doesn't believe that Jesus is God. Who would know that the messiah that would come to this earth would be the God himself (assuming it's true)?
Dec
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accepted If believing that Jesus is God is that important, why doesn't Jesus say it more often?
Dec
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comment In Matthew 26:63-64, does the high priest think that the Messiah is Son of God?
Or perhaps God's promise fail simply because he didn't wrote the scripture. Then we shoehorn what we know to the theory that somehow it's all related.
Dec
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accepted In Matthew 26:63-64, does the high priest think that the Messiah is Son of God?
Dec
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comment If believing that Jesus is God is that important, why doesn't Jesus say it more often?
Perhaps son of God doesn't mean God. Jews call many things sons of God.
Dec
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comment Is Cyrus the Messiah?
+1 also the answer
Dec
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accepted Is Cyrus the Messiah?
Dec
14
comment How do adherents to inerrancy reconcile the fact that some part of the bible were added later?
Okay good answer then.
Dec
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accepted How do adherents to inerrancy reconcile the fact that some part of the bible were added later?
Dec
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comment Dialog between Jesus and Peter in John 21: what's going on?
+1 interesting. I thought philo means familial love. What's the greek word again? Also there are eros and stuff, which also translate as love.
Dec
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comment Was 'Jesus and the woman taken in adultery' in St. John a later addition, and does this invalidate infallibility?
If very early manuscript do not contain this, does it mean that it's part of the scripture? +1 for the reasoning.
Dec
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comment In Matthew 26:63-64, does the high priest think that the Messiah is Son of God?
Equating ones' own self with God is actually what most people did. Why else "God" wants what we want and hate what we hate? It's as if He's a reflection of our ego. But that would be philosophy and politic. Not christianity.
Dec
14
comment In Matthew 26:63-64, does the high priest think that the Messiah is Son of God?
I think it belongs to both christianity and judaism. I would ask the jews too but they're about as "sensitive" about their core faith as the christians. Jews think that Christians commit idolatry. However, they too sometimes equate humans (namely themselves) to God though in a much lesser sense kabbalahmadeeasy.com/… Maybe Jesus is a Son of God in some "sense" too. Who knows?
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comment How do adherents to inerrancy reconcile the fact that some part of the bible were added later?
So separate doctrine. I see.
Nov
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comment How do adherents to inerrancy reconcile the fact that some part of the bible were added later?
However, it's only half of the doctrine of ineracy. Inerrant people believe that 1 the original is perfect, 2. it's preserved perfectly till now. As the most official bible translations itself change all the time, they can't all be the same with the original. Also in many important cases, we don't know what the original said.